Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have been awarded commended at the Beautiful South Awards, in the category best Small Visitor Attraction. This year saw a near record number of entries (170) in 23 categories from all parts of the region – 40% more than last year. They were shortlisted from their entry forms and mystery shopped by expert independent judges.
Mark Smith, chairman of Tourism South East, said “Every year I’m blown away by the sheer quality of the businesses that enter the Beautiful South Awards. It’s a reminder that tourism businesses in the South East are a match for any in the country and some are truly world class. This year the overall standard of entries was higher than ever making it extremely tough for the judges. The margins in some categories were extremely fine and some excellent businesses that I would encourage to enter again next year, narrowly missed the cut. I am really looking forward to celebrating with the best of the best at the Awards night at the Grand Brighton in December.’’
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be entering the awards again next year and heartily congratulate the finalists. For further information about the Beautiful South Tourism Awards visit www.beautifulsouthawards.co.uk.